The Moral Dilemma of Targeting Civilians


In the Years Approaching the Second World War, both the United States and Great Britain firmly opposed the bombing of civilian populations. However, as the war intensified, both countries abandoned this policy and began intentionally targeting innocent civilians.  The following pages describe the circumstances leading to this transition, the moral outrage that has followed it, and the personal stories of those who witnessed and expereinced the incineration of Hamburg, Dresden and Tokyo.


Targeting Civilians



Moral Questions



Personal Memoirs